New Faculty

The Department Welcomes:

July 2018

Dr Ansgar Walther

Dr Walther joins the department as an Assistant Professor of Finance.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a BA Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.

Prior to his role at Imperial College Business School Dr Walther was an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick. His recent research focuses on the impact of new technology on financial markets. Other research interests are Financial Economics, Information Economics and Banking.

September 2017

Dr Chris Hansman

Dr Hansman joins the department as an Assistant Professor of Financial Economics.

He holds a BS in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Chicago and a PhD from Columbia University.

Dr Hansman focuses on empirical research in household finance and public economics, with a particular interest in the role of information asymmetries in credit markets.  He has written on the mortgage market, health, and the US money bail system, and his work has been covered in press outlets such as Vox and the Atlantic.

January 2017

Dr Savitar Sundaresan

Dr Sundaresan joins us as an Assistant Professor of Finance.

His research focuses on information collection, aggregation, and dissemination in financial markets and the real economy. Recent work has focused on using costly informational acquisition to explain patterns in financial uncertainty, belief dispersion and polarisation, price informativeness, and institutional investment patterns.

Dr Sundaresan has an AB in Philosophy and Mathematics from Harvard, an MSc in Logic, Computation, and Methodology  from Carnegie Mellon, and an MA, MPhil and PhD in Economics from Columbia.